New CPU Problems

July 14, 2011 at 04:59:05
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Celeron 331 (2.66GHz)/2GB RAM
Okay so, I just got a new CPU (Intel® Pentium® D Processor 925(4M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)) to replace my old one (Intel® Celeron® D Processor 331
(256K Cache, 2.66 GHz, 533 MHz FSB)). I installed it but everytime it reads the RAM, my computer resets? I have no idea what's going on.

The first time i turned it on it got into windows for about 20 seconds then started constantly resetting itself. I've put my celeron back in to see if it will boot up and it did. And ideas guys?

Also, i think it might be my fan. Is it not strong enough to cool my new CPU or? :/

Thanks :)

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July 14, 2011 at 05:55:01
Turns out it can't be it overheating. I got into the bios and checked the CPU temp. stable 40c. Now my mind is blown away. :/

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July 14, 2011 at 06:04:01
You didn't post enough info. How about the make/model of your motherboard? Did you check to make sure the Pentium D 925 is supported? Did you check to see if a BIOS update was necessary? What about the type/speed of RAM? Ideally, you should be running DDR2-533.

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July 14, 2011 at 06:15:57
Sorry. Here's more info =

Mobo = MSI PM8PM-V. This board supports the 925.

I tried the MSI live updating tool to see if i needed any updates, said none was needed.

I'm running 2GB of RAM DDR2 - 533.

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July 14, 2011 at 06:30:20
Actually, i'm not sure if the board supports the CPU :/

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July 14, 2011 at 09:09:44
CPU support list

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.

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July 14, 2011 at 15:41:02
So it does support it. Then why is it doing what it does? :/

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July 14, 2011 at 15:41:26
So it does support it. So why is it doing it? :/

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July 14, 2011 at 18:42:06
When you change out the CPU you need to clear your CMOS (see you manual) which basically on most boards you unplug the system, put the clear cmos jumper on for a few seconds, switch it back, and plug the system in again. As soon as you start it go into the BIOS and reset to defaults or optimum settings (whichever it has as an option) and you should then be fine.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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